Empyrean Ensemble presents a portrait of composer Ross Bauer


Jan 22 2012 - 7:00pm
Empyrean Ensemble to present works by Ross Bauer, January 22 at UC Davis in celebration of the composer's 60th Birthday.

Sunday January 22, 2012
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Davis, CA

Pre-concert lecture and discussion at 6:15 pm with guest composers.

Program to include Bauer's The Near Beyond for clarinet and string trio and Piano Quartet.

Ross Bauer’s compositions consistently reveal clarity of form coupled with expressive elegance and a distinct musical trajectory that rewards the listener with its internal logic and compelling conclusions. He is a mature composer of artistic power, uncommon poetic vision and unbridled imagination."     ---2005 Academy Award Citation, American Academy of Arts and Letters


His music has been performed and recorded by the Radio Orchestras of Hilversum and Slovakia, the Alexander and Arianna Quartets, Speculum Musicae, the New York New Music Ensemble, Sequitur, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, sopranos Susan Narucki and Christine Schadeberg, violinist Curt Macomber, Paul Hillier, and others. He is also the founder and former director of the Empyrean Ensemble, a professional new music ensemble in residence at the University of California, Davis.